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Hungarians in mourning after horror coach crash

Hungarians in mourning after horror coach crash

BUDAPEST: Hungary was on Sunday (Jan 22) mourning 16 people killed when a coach carrying teenagers home from a skiing trip crashed in Italy.

Brexit will be 'tough' and 'complicated': UK finance minister

Brexit will be 'tough' and 'complicated': UK finance minister

LONDON: British Finance Minister Philip Hammond has warned that Brexit negotiations would be difficult, but said he hoped to maintain strong economic ties with the European Union.

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France moves to suspend Vitamin D supplement after baby dies

France moves to suspend Vitamin D supplement after baby dies

PARIS: France has moved to suspend sales of a vitamin D medication following the death of a 10-day-old baby in December who had being given the supplement, health officials said on Wednesday (Jan 4).

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How we shop hurts endangered species

How we shop hurts endangered species

PARIS: The hidden danger to wildlife posed by imported consumer goods - an expresso coffee in Beijing, a tofu salad in Chicago - can now be pinpointed and measured, researchers said Wednesday.

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Flooding in Malaysia force 23,000 to evacuate

Flooding in Malaysia force 23,000 to evacuate

KUALA LUMPUR: Floods in two northeast Malaysian states, Kelantan and Trengganu, have now forced almost 23,000 people from their homes and extra relief centres have been opened, rescue officials said Wednesday (Jan 4).

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105-year-old Frenchman pedals into history books

105-year-old Frenchman pedals into history books

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France: A 105-year-old Frenchman set a new one-hour cycling record for his age on Wednesday (Jan 4) - although Robert Marchand was already in a class of his own.

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Tsunami threat passes after 7.2-magnitude quake off Fiji

Tsunami threat passes after 7.2-magnitude quake off Fiji

SYDNEY: A shallow 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji on Wednesday (Jan 4), the US Geological Survey said, but there were no reports of damage and a tsunami warning was lifted.

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British Airways cabin crew announce 48-hour walkout

British Airways cabin crew announce 48-hour walkout

LONDON: A group of British Airways cabin crew on Tuesday (Jan 3) announced a 48-hour walkout for later in January, in an ongoing pay dispute which saw the airline narrowly avert a Christmas Day strike.

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With tourists scarce, Egypt struggles to maintain heritage

With tourists scarce, Egypt struggles to maintain heritage

CAIRO: With a shaky economy following years of unrest and a huge drop in tourists, Egypt is struggling to preserve its fabled archaeological heritage.

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Daughter of South Korea's 'Rasputin' arrested in Denmark

Daughter of South Korea's 'Rasputin' arrested in Denmark

COPENHAGEN: The daughter of Choi Soon-sil, the woman at the centre of a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's president, has been arrested in Denmark after months in hiding, Danish police said on Monday (Jan 2).

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Huge wildfire destroys homes in Chile tourist city

Huge wildfire destroys homes in Chile tourist city

SANTIAGO: A wildfire ravaged 50 hectares of woodland and destroyed homes in the tourist city of Valparaiso in western Chile, driving the authorities to evacuate hundreds of people on Monday (Jan 2).

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Global air traffic up 6%, boosted by low-cost carriers

Global air traffic up 6%, boosted by low-cost carriers

MONTREAL: Worldwide passenger air traffic grew again last year, albeit at a slightly slower pace, led by the dynamic growth of low-cost air carriers, the International Civil Aviation Organisation reported on Monday (Jan 2).

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Syria clashes test fragile truce brokered by Russia, Turkey

Syria clashes test fragile truce brokered by Russia, Turkey

BEIRUT: Fighting in parts of Syria on Sunday (Jan 1) threatened a shaky ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey, whose efforts to kickstart talks towards ending the conflict won backing from world powers.

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'We walked on top of people': Istanbul night club attack witness

'We walked on top of people': Istanbul night club attack witness

ISTANBUL: One of the revellers at the Istanbul nightclub which came under attack during New Year celebrations described the chaos and panic as people tried to escape a gunman intent on killing as many as possible.

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World parties ring in New Year despite terror jitters

World parties ring in New Year despite terror jitters

PARIS – Millions of people around the world shrugged off terror jitters to ring in 2017 in style, as Sydney kicked off the party with a spectacular fireworks display that lit up its iconic harbour.

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Ban Ki-moon bids farewell to United Nations

Ban Ki-moon bids farewell to United Nations

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon paid an emotional farewell to the United Nations on Friday (Dec 30), wistfully describing his two-term stint at the helm of the global body as something of a fairy tale.

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